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50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

Train Easy. Train Hard.

Regular physical exercise makes your body stronger, especially when challenged with various strength and endurance tasks and, more importantly, when enough time is given...

The importance of ‘strength’ in strength and conditioning for the weekend...

Why strength train? The most touted benefits of exercise are cardio respiratory in nature which are especially responsive to ‘conditioning’ (think endurance and interval...

7 Steps to Creating a Training Programme That Works

We all want to get better at something. After all, self-improvement helps us perform better in the sports that we love. Learning new skills...

Deliberate practise: vital to your success as an athlete

Even now I remember the intense pain that shot through my left foot as I whacked my toe hard into the top of the...

Cross training: the benefits revealed

Cross training refers to the process of using different sports, or exercise mediums, in order to train for one specific task, position or sport. Historically...

Summer training: How to stay on track & keep improving

Now that school’s out and the summer holidays are here it can be easy to get distracted from working towards your sporting goals. Therefore,...

HealthZone Hints: Your Young Athlete

This month’s HealthZone Hints coincides with the opening of the new Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, a fantastic new facility for both...

Reduce injuries by focusing on what matters most

Old school thinking says that, to make the top, athletes must do two things: work hard and train more than everyone else. One of those...

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The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

Listen and Learn: The power of knowing your athlete

In episode 27 of the Athlete Development Show, I spoke with Mystics and Silver Ferns defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson. On the show, I asked Michaela...

Kiri Price – 150 Marathons and counting

6,300km. That’s more than three times the length of New Zealand. If Kiri Price could run on water as well as land, she could...

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